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#1SnowstormFoxPosted 2/12/2014 12:20:41 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/CutieRin/saved/3kgE

CPU:
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

GPU:
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Case:
Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case

Speakers:
Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers

Monitor:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor

Memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

HDD:
Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

PSU:
Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive:
LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer

Base Total: $1346.89
Total: $1289.08
#232x2zPosted 2/12/2014 12:32:47 AM(edited)
Why are you getting a 750W 80 plus gold PSU when your GPU card (and this applies to almost every card not crossfired/sli) is never going to use that much? You could save some money, get a different PSU.

Here's your same build, but better ram and HDD. It's also cheaper by about 30 USD.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RPUX

Here's one with an altered PSU. Nothing is altered in terms of wattage, 80 plus gold etc.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2RPXk

I still recommend getting the ram. It's a faster speed, cheaper, and I personally use the same ram and it's great. Never had problems with it period.
#3SnadadosPosted 2/12/2014 12:36:33 AM
I'd get a cheaper mid tower case, less powerful / less expensive PSU, a Western Digital Blue drive and use the money saved for a 770.
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#4SnowstormFox(Topic Creator)Posted 2/12/2014 1:55:49 AM
whats a good case that i should get?
#5BilliePilgrimPosted 2/12/2014 3:08:15 AM
SnowstormFox posted...
whats a good case that i should get?

If you're willing to drop the window (please say yes...)
Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

Personal experience here: unless you are just dead set on jerking it to your computer guts, go windowless. The amount of light put off by computer internals is unreal. Got a windowed case for my first build and regretted it after the first week, never again. Unless you are planning on running a ton of hard drives and multiple GPUs, go mid tower. This is my only regret with my current case. I wish I had gone with an R4 instead. It's not so big a deal that I'll be getting a new case any time soon, but still. My wife has an Antec mid tower very similar to the 300, there was plenty of room and it's easier to work in and move around.
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#6Flaktrooper123Posted 2/12/2014 3:47:23 AM
Or just Corsair 500R or C70 is good enough. Mid tower case is more than enough as long as you don't get E-ATX motherboard
#7popping4itPosted 2/12/2014 9:35:15 AM
wd black drives are unreliable get a hitachi deskstar
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#8ShubPosted 2/12/2014 9:40:07 AM
BilliePilgrim posted...
Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233


Nooooooooooooooo... good god, not the Antec 300. Just avoid Antec cases altogether. They're decent quality but other than one or two cases, the cable management features range from "non-existent" to "rage-inducing".
I'm not a huge fan of the HAF 912 either but it's alright. I think one can do better for the price, e.g. Corsair 200R.
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#9SnowstormFox(Topic Creator)Posted 2/12/2014 12:55:08 PM
popping4it posted...
wd black drives are unreliable get a hitachi deskstar


can you explain how are they unreliable?
#10BilliePilgrimPosted 2/13/2014 1:05:34 PM
SnowstormFox posted...
popping4it posted...
wd black drives are unreliable get a hitachi deskstar


can you explain how are they unreliable?


He's trolling you. WD drives are just fine. Deskstars are notorious for being horrible.

Shub posted...
Nooooooooooooooo... good god, not the Antec 300. Just avoid Antec cases altogether. They're decent quality but other than one or two cases, the cable management features range from "non-existent" to "rage-inducing".
I'm not a huge fan of the HAF 912 either but it's alright. I think one can do better for the price, e.g. Corsair 200R.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CXEL_EEpSM
Cables are out of the way and not impeding air flow. The computer probably won't be a showpiece, and its a windowless case to boot. Why pay $15 more for a feature that adds nothing aside from wasted aesthetic value? I've used Antecs in builds for both my dad and wife. That exact case is what I got for my dad, and it was great, still is. They also use less plastic, which is a huge deal for me as the cases I own will have to frequently suffer long distance moves for work. Much more important than being able to tuck cables. In other words, best to offer some variety rather than trying to shove your own preferences down someone's throat.

The HAF is a better value than the 200r at the moment as it's $10 cheaper on newegg. It's got great cable management (I know this from personal experience helping a friend with his build), the airflow is fine, so I'm not sure why you think it's just "alright". The only deciding factor here is personal preference on what the case looks like.
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